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Captain Disaster in: The Dark Side of the Moon

A freeware point and click adventure game featuring the hapless Captain. · By CaptainD

Hints thread Sticky

A topic by CaptainD created Jan 10, 2018 Views: 405 Replies: 14
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Anyone stuck?  Need a hint?  Ask away and hopefully I'll remember the answer! :-D  (It's been a looooooong time since I designed hte puzzles in this game...)

Indeed I'm in dire need for a hint, my good man! I don't have a clue how to get into the hotel rooms - I guess I'm near the grande finale with the Maestro - he is sitting behind his fancy glimmering force field, mocking me in a most impertinent way. I've managed to assemble the flying hand. Oh and I still don't know what to do with the Bjork-cube-slot.


Hmm... okay, , you need something to press the button for you to keep those doors open... what you need is a ... Flying hand!

Do you have the small flying saucer, jump leads, duct tape and Bjork hand yet?

Hey, thanks for your fast reply!

Yes, I've already constructed the flying hand (and I'm mighty proud of it) but I don't have a keycard or anything for the hotel-rooms. What mysterious button are you referring to?


Ah right, I misunderstood where you were at.  TBH I'm extrapolating hints from the walkthrough I made a looooooooooooong time ago as it's years since I've played the game and several more years since I designed it!  

Right, just had another look... there's a Widget on the third floor, which you can pick up.  You use this with the Transmat to get to the penthouse suite at the top.

Hope this helps!

 Alas it doesn't help, I'm terribly sorry: The widget-thing is behind the closed hotel-room-door, out of my reach. I have no idea how to open the door to the room I don't have a card and all inventory items don't do anything... either I'm really stupid and am missing something very basic or I'm officially lost on this darn moon. ;)


Oh... I think you are halfway between where I initially thought you were, and where I then thought you were!!

There are a row of buttons next to where Floyd is standing in the hotel - you use the flying hand on this so it keeps those buttons pressed for you - this opens up all but the top floor of the hotel. 

Indeed, that was it! God in heaven, I totally missed these buttons... but, as I'm quite embarassed to confess, I still don't know what to do against that french-accented bastard in the glowing forcefield-circle. I screamed at him with the megaphone but the guy still doesn't take me seriously... I'll try again this evening, but I'm thankful for every tiny hint. ;)

By the way: I really enjoy these games, I especially love voice and dialect of the hero. Absolutely hilarious! :D I hope there are more games in the pipeline. :)


It sounds like maybe you haven't talked to Floyd about it?  Don't forget anything you have looked at, you can talk to Floyd about, and he sometimes has helpful info...

(In retrospect this was a terrible design decision but it was part o a learning curve! :-D)

Glad you're enjoying the game and even my cheesy voice acting.

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The cheesy voice acting is one of my favourite parts in both games! :)

Well, I'm still clueless about what to do. I talked with Floyd about everything. I've collected the stuff in the hotel rooms but I don't know what to do with it. The only remaining mysteries (as far as I can guess) are the Bjork-cube (the slot), the large hole in the south-eastern part of the map and Mr. French-accent-guy in his green force field. I'm terribly sorry to bother you again and again - but I don't think there is a written walkthrough somewhere (I haven't found any).


Sorry I'm not sure what you need to do next and have a terrible headache right now, so in just going to point you towards the walkthrough:

Glad you like the VA! :-) 

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Man you're fast! :O Thank you for the walkthrough, I didn't know it exists. I won't bother you any longer, I swear. ;) Get well soon! :)

edit: btw I feel like the last idiot on earth finding the walkthrough link just in the other thread of this forum... good god, I'm getting old.


Haha don't worry, we're all getting old! ;-D

Also it's no bother at all - I'm just glad to know that someone's playing my game.!